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Celebrating Black History Month: business resources, inspirational stories, and more



To support and celebrate Black-owned businesses across the country, we’ve gathered an array of resources, inspirational stories, on-demand videos, and more.

Hear from Black business leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs on everything from ways to fund your business to networking your way to business growth.

Black-owned attribute
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Inspirational stories
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Black-owned attribute

Business owners can add the “Black-owned” attribute to display on their Yelp Page. This free, searchable attribute helps consumers find and support Black-owned businesses in their communities. 

If you are an Black-owned business and want to add the attribute to your Yelp Page and to appear in “Black-owned” search results, you can opt-in via your Yelp for Business account by following these simple steps:  

  1. Log in to Yelp for Business (Business Information tab)
  2. In the Amenities section, click Add or Edit 
  3. Select Yes next to “Black-owned”
  4. Click Save Changes

This attribute is an opt-in only feature, as the decision to identify as Black-owned should rest solely with the business.

Did you know?

  • All businesses that select the Black-owned attribute will be sent a free window decal in the mail (eligible for businesses with a physical location listed on Yelp).

Inspirational stories

Hear stories collected over the past year from these Black-owned businesses and industry experts—from a boxing gym in Los Angeles to urban honey in Ohio.

Business resources

Black Enterprise
A media firm that specializes in creating opportunities for and educating Black business owners across four channels (publishing, digital, broadcast, and events) to facilitate wealth building.

Black Girl Ventures
A resource for Black and brown woman-identifying founders that provides access to networking opportunities, capital, and training.

Black Founders
Provides founders with access to advice, mentorship, networking, and funding opportunities with a focus on technology entrepreneurship.

The Black Business Alliance 
Works with small- and medium-sized Black and minority businesses to promote growth by addressing the gap in business access to funding, educational resources, and capacity building.

Minority Business Development Agency 
Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the MDBA provides minority-owned businesses with access to capital, contracts, and global markets.

National Minority Supplier Development Council
Focuses on minority-owned business growth to advance economic equity and provides access to contracts and procurement opportunities, access to capital, and a Federal MBE designation.

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Yelp tools

Read more about the impactful things you can do on your Yelp Business Page and beyond to communicate with your customers, increase business, and more.

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